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Strawberry Picking At It's Best

What an amazing experience for the whole family. There is an admission fee of R6 for adults and R3... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2018
via mobile
Great atmosphere and views

Had a great afternoon sitting and looking out over strawberry fields towards the mountains. Big... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
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“strawberry beer”(13 reviews)
“pizza”(25 reviews)
The Thirsty Scarecrow offers a wide range of local South African craft beer on tap. Come enjoy a beer tasting, cocktail or a glass of wine. Experience great pizza and tapas with the best view in the heart of the Winelands. Open 7 days a week, 11am...more
Cnr R44 & Annandale Road, Stellenbosch 7603, South Africa
+27 21 881 3444
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got to this restaurant (7 adults and 2 kids) during the lunch rush without making a reservation and the place was packed full but the hostess or manageress on duty was very willing to accommodate us. Within a few minutes a table was made...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emmz2
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

We arrived later in the evening and were immediately greeted with warm smiles and hospitality. A couple of cold drinks from the bar followed by some shrimp as a shared Appy. The main course was a brisket sandwich (comparable to pulled pork in Canada) accompanied...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

What an amazing experience for the whole family. There is an admission fee of R6 for adults and R3 for children. Pick as many strawberries as you want and it gets weighed. A huge area of strawberry fields. The strawberries are so juicy. Friendly service...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here by accident and decided to give the place a try out. Was amazed to see how big it was and was very impressed by the choice of food and drinks. Great service too. I realise now why it was so busy on a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here over the long weekend, great service, nice vibey atmosphere and delicious food! Also a well priced food and beverage menu. Added plus is they are also pet friendly!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Macayla B
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

The Thirsty Scarecrow will still remain my favorite Go-To restaurant! I always recommend to friends and family and we’re surely are never disappointed. The staff always makes you feel at home, the venue itself is cosy and warm. The food ( Fat Tony pizza, short...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great afternoon sitting and looking out over strawberry fields towards the mountains. Big assortment of beers and ciders etc. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Food was also good. Look forward to going back when next in the Western Cape

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hughie113
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Great views with a casual vibe... Adequate menu although we found the Meat and Cheese Board to be overpriced and nothing special at all. Good service from well versed waiters.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Always a great place to go when in Stellenbosch, especially if you're a beer-lover. Fret not, though, my fellow non-beer drinkers. They also have many non-beer options! Their food is also good. Would recommend to try their Tapas menu! Their Sweet and Sticky Dates are...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The Thirsty Scarecrow is a gem. Some weird items on the menu - deep fried oysters! - but delicious. Lovely vibe & friendly waiters. Thank you! 🙌🏻

Date of experience: May 2018
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24 April 2017|
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Response from Andrew D | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above two answers....yes, child friendly!
16 August 2016|
Response from katezdk |
Only in the front section as you enter the restaurant.
26 August 2015|
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Response from Zettiberry | Property representative |
Kitchen at 10pm, Bar around 11pm